Rosemary P. Yawdoszyn
Born: 05/02/1930
Died: 12/12/2016
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Rosemary P. Yawdoszyn

Rosemary Patricia Yawdoszyn (nee Peterson), 86, of Jersey City, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Born in New York City on May 2, 1930, she lived most of her childhood in Larksville, Pa., before moving back to Manhattan as a teenager. She had resided in Jersey City for almost 70 years.
She attended Cathedral High School in New York and was the salutatorian of her class. After graduating, she took a job as a clerk at the fragrance firm Fritzsche Brothers in Manhattan.
In 1956 Rosemary married John Yawdoszyn, whom she had met at Fritzsche Brothers.
After her husband’s death in 1980, Rosemary worked the counter at Emerald Cleaners on Bergen Avenue until she retired.
She was a Eucharistic minister, bringing the sacrament to the homebound and hospitalized.
A decades-long member of St. Aedan’s parish, she was part of the choir there for many years. She also sang with the Hudson Choral Society and the Merry Moms. She was a longtime member of the St. Aedan’s Rosary Society and the Hudson Catholic Mother’s Guild, as well as the St. Aedan’s Golden Club, the Red Hat Society’s Jersey ChilliPeppers and other seniors groups.
An avid bowler, she enjoyed traveling, movies and harmonizing.
She is survived by her son, Mark (wife Janice) of South Orange; her grandson, Adam; and nieces Peggy (husband Carl) Sopranzi of Manahawkin, Joanne (husband Eddie) Piotrowski of Edison, Bernadette (husband Charles) Turner of Jersey City and Dorothy Berry of Edison. She was predeceased by her sisters, Joan Berry and Maureen Montanti; her nephew Joseph Montanti; and her niece Diane Berry.
Visitation will be at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue Jersey City on Sunday from 3-7pm.Relatives and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9am prior to the funeral mass which will be celebrated at St. Aedan’s Church at a time to be determined.  Interment follows in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City.
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Rosemary will be sadly missed by the members of The Hudson Catholic Mothers' Guild. Rosemary was an integral part of the Guild, she will be fondly remembered for her festive spirit during Halloween (always in costume) and at Christmas time always leading in song. She contributed to all the Guilds functions and through her support she was one of the reasons Hudson Catholic thrives to this day. St John the Baptist De Lasalle pray for us, Live Jesus in our hearts forever. God Speed Rosemary. Gail Kahle President HCMG and the Guild Members
Gail Kahle
This breaks my heart to hear. I'd last seen her at my aunt's funeral and a week before that at my bridal shower. I've known Rosemary from the neighborhood and from St Aedan's for as long as I can remember. Lorraine always brought me around when she did things at the church and I always admired rosemary and her friends for the many activities they did, and always being active, I liked going to the VIP after church and listening to her and everyone's stories :) It makes me sad to see these lovely ladies slowly disappearing, and now Rosemary.. it's truly a loss for the community and the congregation. I hope wherever she is now, there is a lot to do there. <3
Tara Marshall-Unitt (Kulbatski)
I will miss my Aunt and Godmother very much. She was an inspiration to me and to all she met. I will miss her zest for life which she lived to the fullest. When I think of her I will remember her smiling face and twinkling blue eyes. I will always remember her words of wisdom and our conversations. She's in heaven now with all our other loved ones who are watching over and protecting us. She will be forever in my heart.
Peggy Sopranzi
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